Richard Stone: New work at Burgh House London, 1-5 Feb

Richard Stone: New work at Burgh House London, 1-5 Feb

Postby rsprojects » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:14 am

Richard Stone: a walk at dusk and dawn
Solo exhibition at Burgh House, London

Exhibition extended, now continues 1-5 February, 12-5pm daily


Images: the day will come and after

Richard Stone presents a showcase of new painting and sculptural works together for the first time at Burgh House, London.

Cloaked figures face outwards towards landscapes they cannot see whilst landscapes disintegrate and reform as new transient vistas. From Caspar David Friedrich through references to Turner, vanitas and superheroes, the exhibition includes visually delicate erased antique paintings and figures slowly engulfed in ghostly and seductive auras of amorphous wax.

The surfaces of the paintings have been partly sanded away to reveal delicately coloured carcass planes or bones of the original paintings now left floating on the surfaces. New landscapes are revealed, balanced precariously between former representation and pure conceptual abstraction.

Adopting traditionally heroic poses the accompanying figures have their features smoothed out, these once empty vessels cast as historical portraits or caricatures become plinths or supports for new sculptural forms, together through process new sculptures are revealed suggestive of a more contemporary anti-portraiture.

More about the artist: Stone's works materialise in many forms from objects and installation through to site-specific works. These have been shown at Beaconsfield, Schwartz Gallery and La Scatola Gallery in London and in the UK and abroad. In 2011 he was selected for the Threadneedle Prize and shortlisted for both the Galerie8 Prize and Title Art Prize.

http://www.richardstoneprojects.com
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